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Confirmed EF-1 in Christian County

South of Crofton, KY
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Posted at 4:50 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 13:54:10-05

The NWS in Paducah has been conducting damage surveys in Christian County, south of Crofton, KY after the late evening/early am thunderstorms.

Preliminary reports show damage consistent with EF-1 tornado with peak wind speeds of 90 mph.

[UPDATE]

Confirmed Tornado

Details
Scale: EF-1
Estimated Peak Winds: 90 mph
Path Length: 5.5 miles
Path Width: 400 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Event Date: March 2nd, 2020
Start Time: 8:00 PM CST
Start Location: 1.3 miles SW of Crofton, KY

End Time: 8:06 PM CST
End Location: 4.85 ESE Crofton, KY

Storm Damage Summary:

AT LEAST 4 FARM STRUCTURES WERE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED ALONG WITH A PORTABLE GARAGE AND A REGULAR CONSTRUCTED GARAGE. SEVERAL HOMES HAD LOSS OF SIDING OR SHINGLES AND A COUPLE DOZEN TREES WERE UPROOTED. ONE HOME HAD SIX WINDOWS SHATTERED OR BLOWN OUT. THE TORNADO WAS OBSERVED BY A PRIVATE METEOROLOGIST/TRAINED SPOTTER ALONG HIGHWAY 41, JUST SOUTH OF CROFTON.